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History

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Inductees by position
 Position
Number
First Base 21
Second Base 21
Shortstop 24
Third Base 16
Left Field 21
Center Field 23
Right Field 24
Catcher 16
Designated Hitter 1
Pitcher 77
Pioneers/Executives 33
Managers 20
Umpires 10
HALL OF FAME INFORMATION
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Inductees by position
First-year electees
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Eligibility & committee members

This Day in Baseball History:
February 1, 1973 > Monte Irvin is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Negro Leagues Committee. A two-time batting champion for the Newark Eagles, Irvin's standout play allowed him to become one of the first African-American players in Major League Baseball. Irvin becomes the fourth former Negro League player to be elected to the Hall, following in the footsteps of Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson and Buck Leonard.